The First Sunday of Advent!

Today marks the first Sunday of Advent in the Church! The word advent is from the Latin adventus for “coming” and is associated with the four weeks of preparation for Christmas. Advent contains four Sundays, beginning on the Sunday nearest the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, (November 30) and continuing until December 24. It… Continue reading The First Sunday of Advent!

Study: Baby’s Heartbeat Begins 16 Days After Conception

This is absolutely amazing! And the funny thing is that this study had nothing to do with pro-life/abortion. God surely works in mysterious ways! (via Daily Mail) A baby’s first heartbeat happens as early as 16 days after conception, a new study has discovered. Until now, researchers thought that the first time our heart muscle… Continue reading Study: Baby’s Heartbeat Begins 16 Days After Conception

Reflection – The Culture of Materialism

December 5, 1985 – “Dear children! I am calling you to prepare yourselves for Christmas by means of penance, prayer and works of charity. Dear children, do not look toward material things, because then you will not be able to experience Christmas. Thank you for having responded to my call.” First off, for those Stateside,… Continue reading Reflection – The Culture of Materialism

November 25, 2016 Message From Our Lady of Medjugorje

November 25, 2016 Message From Our Lady of Medjugorje: “Dear children! Also today, I am calling you to return to prayer. In this time of grace, God has permitted me to lead you towards holiness and a simple life – that in little things you discover God the Creator; that you fall in love with… Continue reading November 25, 2016 Message From Our Lady of Medjugorje

Did the Second Vatican Council Change the Mass?

Does your church still use Communion rails? When was the last time you heard Gregorian chant at your local church? Or even a┬áLatin Mass? Do you often encounter electric guitars and loud drums during Sunday Mass? Female altar servers? Communion distributed in the hand rather than the mouth? How about hand-holding during the Our Father?… Continue reading Did the Second Vatican Council Change the Mass?

Reflection – The Chosen Instruments

November 2, 2016 – “Dear children, to come to you and to make myself known to you is a great joy for my motherly heart. It is a gift from my Son for you and for others who are coming. As a mother I am calling you: love my Son above everything. In order to… Continue reading Reflection – The Chosen Instruments

New Catholic Generation’s “Catholic Problems” Video

It looks like the crazy political climate that came with the U.S. elections is deciding to stick around a bit longer while paid-protestors  take to the city streets to vandalize and voice their discontent, and while the media and U.S. citizens stress over the various possible candidates to Donald Trump’s cabinet. I don’t know about you, folks, but at this… Continue reading New Catholic Generation’s “Catholic Problems” Video